Did you know that your driving habits might be ruining your gas mileage? That heavy right foot of yours could be costing you money. Slow acceleration and strict adherence to speed limits can save gas. Why spend all that money on a fuel efficient vehicle only to blow it as soon as you're the one behind the wheel?
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Okay- thanks for the public announcement;...just kidding!
Mike it sounds like you have a heavy foot on the gas pedal- speeding around town- Ohhh, I gotcha' again! Or someone is pilfering your gas by siphoning it out; LOL
Okay, all kidding aside, the following issues can cause poor fuel economy:
Incorrect tire pressure
a bad or malfunctioning oxygen sensor
dirty or plugged air filter
dirty or malfunctioning fuel injectors
improperly working spark plug(s) e,g. misfires or improper gap
poor driving habits, like sudden accelerations
engine idling for inordinate or extensive amounts of time
and as silly or unbelievable as it might sound, the type of motor oil...the viscosity that is used can affect gas mileage by up to 10-12%; regular oil changes using synthetic or manufacturer recommended oil that reduces friction should be employed.
Defective coolant sensor
a leak in the intake manifold or EGR
Poor compression- If you are driving a car that has high mileage, over 100,000 miles, affects fuel economy
clogged catalytic converter or some other restriction in the exhaust system
slipping clutch or transmission
Lugging around excess weight in the car
Any single one of...or combination of the above, could greatly reduce engine performance and affect gas mileage.
To many things will cause fuel mileage to drop. First thing to do is read the codes(write them down). Erase them, them read them again. If it a code comes right back, check it first. No codes, drive it for 10 minutes or so, Check codes again. If they reappear check them . Some codes only come back after driving two times.
its not the gas its the price of the gas that seems like bad mileage go to gas station and fill till gas pump clicks off at slow fill record mileage and gallons to fill/road test for 25 miles go back to same gas station same side of gas pump and refill at slow fill and record miles and gallons to refill this will give you best practice for fuel mileages/PS drive in cityor highway not both causes difference in gas mileage
The best way to improve gas mileage is to change your driving habits. K&N filters claim they can increase mileage, but there really is not 'miracle device' that can do so. Make sure the vehicle is running well, plugs and wires are all in good shape, air and fuel filters are clean.
Stay on highways as much as possible, and drive around with a glass of water that has no lid and is filled pretty high. Attempt to drive without spilling the water. This will drastically improve economy.
Habit, A good Habit. 36,500 mile 1.Change oil and use the recommended wieght. 2. Maintain tire pressure and keep it at a proper inflation,(uses the setting on the door) or 32PSI, .3. Drive properly no heavy foot and hard acceleration. 4. Dont ride the brakes, 5. Maintance keep a maintance schedule. 6. The real secret of improving gas mileage, Dont uses it when you dont have to. and plan your trip and your route ,avoid heavy traffic. and that is it . By the way your a 3.6ltr , a 1.6 ltr. will always out save you.
if you can smell fuel then something is wrong. if you smell it only out of the tailpipe then if there was a problem the check engine light would be lit up. raw fuel could be leaking at a fuel line or component and unless is severe would not cause a engine light.you didnt state what your mileage is your getting but alot of things cause poor mileage number one is driving conditions and habits.you can increase gas mileage more than 15 miles to the gallon on alot of cars just by paying attention to driving habits. also it is important to clean the throttle body regularly. a dirty one causes all kinds of problems and low fuel mileage is one of them.it needs to be physically cleaned,no in tank treatment or additives will do the job.if you take to a shop make sure you see a tech taking of air intake tube and cleaning it with some sray AND a brush. some shops just put additives in the gas and oil and sometimes in a vacuum hose or throug the fuel rail.it is an inexspensive service [when not included in a fuel injection cleaning package] and should be done at 30,000 miles or sooner depending on drive conditions etc.